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From: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>
To: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org, kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com,
	nishimura@mxp.nes.nec.co.jp, balbir@linux.vnet.ibm.com,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 1/3] memcg: prevent endless loop when charging huge pages
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 07:27:36 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTikB+_Qgb0OA8mkEhftAvH3eZz_PCTqrzCoZUqEy@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1296482635-13421-2-git-send-email-hannes@cmpxchg.org>

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> wrote:
> The charging code can encounter a charge size that is bigger than a
> regular page in two situations: one is a batched charge to fill the
> per-cpu stocks, the other is a huge page charge.
>
> This code is distributed over two functions, however, and only the
> outer one is aware of huge pages.  In case the charging fails, the
> inner function will tell the outer function to retry if the charge
> size is bigger than regular pages--assuming batched charging is the
> only case.  And the outer function will retry forever charging a huge
> page.
>
> This patch makes sure the inner function can distinguish between batch
> charging and a single huge page charge.  It will only signal another
> attempt if batch charging failed, and go into regular reclaim when it
> is called on behalf of a huge page.
>
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Reviewed-by: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com>

-- 
Kind regards,
Minchan Kim

  reply	other threads:[~2011-01-31 22:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-31 14:03 Johannes Weiner
2011-01-31 14:03 ` [patch 1/3] memcg: prevent endless loop when charging huge pages Johannes Weiner
2011-01-31 22:27   ` Minchan Kim [this message]
2011-01-31 23:48   ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2011-01-31 14:03 ` [patch 2/3] memcg: prevent endless loop when charging huge pages to near-limit group Johannes Weiner
2011-01-31 22:41   ` Andrew Morton
2011-01-31 23:50     ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2011-02-01  0:04     ` Johannes Weiner
2011-02-01  0:24       ` Andrew Morton
2011-02-01  0:34         ` Johannes Weiner
2011-02-03 12:53         ` [patch 0/2] memcg: clean up limit checking Johannes Weiner
2011-02-03 12:54           ` [patch 1/2] memcg: soft limit reclaim should end at limit not below Johannes Weiner
2011-02-03 23:41             ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2011-02-04  4:10             ` Balbir Singh
2011-02-03 12:56           ` [patch 2/2] memcg: simplify the way memory limits are checked Johannes Weiner
2011-02-03 23:44             ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
2011-02-04  4:12             ` Balbir Singh
2011-01-31 22:42   ` [patch 2/3] memcg: prevent endless loop when charging huge pages to near-limit group Minchan Kim
2011-01-31 14:03 ` [patch 3/3] memcg: never OOM when charging huge pages Johannes Weiner
2011-01-31 22:52   ` Minchan Kim
2011-01-31 23:51   ` KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki

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